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Pilot Point: The Place to Be

Volume 1 Issue 1

Local News

Pilot Point has been a flurry of activity this year. The community has enjoyed a mix of projects consisting of final plans for the Chamber of Commerce and EDC building, state recognition of the School District, several business expansions and new business openings. This year saw more permits for new homes than were issued in the past three years combined.

We welcomed the expansion of Chandler Cabinets, Trim Line, Revved Automotive Concepts, Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant and Nick's Italian Restaurant. New businesses in town included Old West Coffee Company, Boots and Bows Daycare, Neu Plumbing, Buff's Grill, Small Town Furniture, Ralph's Cocina, Twisty Donut and Uppercut Granite. New homes are being constructed near downtown along Gee, Hill, and Church Streets. 

Besides new homes and expanding business, the EDC is working on several community development projects. The EDC anticipates beginning construction for the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center in January 2017. This building will serve as the economic development hub for new and existing businesses in the community with offices for the EDC, Chamber of Commerce and Main Street. The EDC and the City are planning new park locations with access to the Lake Ray Roberts Trail System. The EDC is working to bring fiber optic internet to the community to provide high speed, reliable internet that supports commerce and data transmission.

The intent of these projects is to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Pilot Point. We are excited about the progress we have made so far and look forward to things to come in the New Year.

All the best,


Amanda Davenport
Executive Director, Pilot Point EDC

Great Day to Be a Bearcat!

This fall the Texas Education Agency announced that Pilot Point had earned a Gold Star Distinction for post-secondary readiness. Only 24 out of the 1200 Texas school districts received this distinction. Pilot Point is the only district in Denton County to receive this recognition. “Our teachers, our staff, they have worked extremely hard,” Superintendent Dan Gist said. “We’ve set a high standard and we are excited, but we’re going to continue to work to get better." The district is working to prepare students for life after high school.

This year, the Pilot Point School District implemented their Linked to Learning program, which provided 1,000 laptops for students. "We want to prepare these kids for the 21st century job market," said the district's director of technology Jami Woychesin. "We don't want these students to leave Pilot Point without the skills needed for problem solving and critical thinking," Woychesin said. Part of the goal of the Linked to Learning program is for students to prepare for entering into college or the workforce. The Linked to Learning program goes hand in hand with the post-secondary distinction the district received. Students in Pilot Point are more prepared than they ever have been for life after high school upon graduation.

Small Business Spotlight: Revved Auto Concepts

We all know that Pilot Point is a community full of hard working people and hardworking trucks. Revved Automotive Concepts is here to help to keep your truck protected by bringing its Rhino Lining Spray coatings services to Pilot Point.

Revved Automotive Concepts relocated their shop to Pilot Point in 2014. Their main line of work comes from servicing and building custom American Muscle cars restored and updated with modern vehicle systems. A visit to the shop finds Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs, and all manner of American Muscle cars in different stages of customization. You will also find an eclectic array of Vintage American vehicles passing through as they handle mechanical maintenance for a large collection based in North Texas.
 
Revved Automotive Concepts has recently expanded their offerings by becoming a licensed Rhino Linings Spray Coatings installer.  While the Rhino Linings name is well known from their 25 years of protecting truck beds, most don’t know that the evolution in spray coatings technology allows them to be applied as protection in nearly every environment. For our outdoor Pilot Point lifestyle it means that Rhino Linings spray coatings can be applied to protect your truck bed, bumpers, grille, brush guard, bug shield, wheel flares, and bed caps. Rhino Linings can protect your ATVs, flat bed trailers, dump trucks, and construction equipment providing impact and corrosion resistance. The coatings can be used inside your horse trailer to protect it from damage and make it easier to clean out. For those who are serious about their 4x4 off-road or hunting rig, Rhino Lining can also be sprayed on the entire exterior of a vehicle, like Revved Automotive Concepts did with an Army surplus H1 Hummer. It was sprayed a fire-engine red for the North Shore Fire Department!
 
Currently Revved Automotive Concepts offers Rhino Linings Spray Coatings with formulations to provide anti-skid, protection, chemical resistant, solar resistant, and even RV roof coatings providing a water and solar barrier. In the coming year they plan to expand into commercial spray coating solutions for floors, ceilings, roofs, spray insulation, food safe, waterproofing, and chemical resistant formulations. For more information about how Revved Automotive Concepts and their Rhino Linings Spray Coatings can help protect your business or personal assets, please contact Sean Sawyer at 940.324.6503
     

UPCOMING EDC PROGRAMS

In 2017, the Pilot Point EDC will be offering First Aid and CPR classes through the Red Cross to local businesses. Please contact us if you would like to utilize this course for your business.

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas on the Square
Dec 3, 7-10pm

EDC Meeting
Dec 6, 5:30pm

City Council
Dec 12, 6:30pm

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